Exchanges de view with the European Committee of Social Rights

2013
September 2013
266th session
Annual exchange of views between M. Luis Jimena Quesada and the Committee of Ministers

Exchange of views with the Committee and Mme Cleopatra DOUMBIA-HENRY, Directrice normes, OIT
1 July 2013
265th session

Exchange of views with Mr Gerhard Reissner, President of the Consultative Council of European Judges

[02/07/2013] On Monday, 1 July 2013, the European Committee of Social Rights had an exchange of views with the President of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), Mr Gerhard Reissner. The Committee wishes to encourage national judges to apply the European Social Charter directly and refer to its case law. The CCJE proposed to prepare an Opinion for the attention of the Committee of Ministers on the role of judges in the protection of social rights. The CCJEs opinions are usually shared with judges in the member States.
14 May 2013
264th session

Exchange of views with the President of the Court, Mr. Dean Spielmann

[14/05/2013] The European Committee of Social Rights held an exchange of views with Mr. Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights. Mr. Spielmann emphasised the indivisibility of human rights and the complementarity between the Court and the Committee, maintaining that both mechanisms are necessary to guarantee the protection of human rights. Views were exchanged on a wide range of topics, including recent developments pertaining to the Convention and the Charter, the future of social rights protection under both instruments, the impact of austerity measures taken by the States Parties and relations with the European Union and other international bodies. Mr. Spielmann expressed his hope that the dialogue between the Court and the Committee could continue and develop further in the future and he looked forward to resuming the exchanges on an annual basis. 
  Mr Spielmann's speech

2012

September 2012
258th session
Annual exchange of views with the International Labour Organisation
An exchange of views was held with Ms Shauna Olney, Coordinator, Equality Team on fundamental rights in the area of employment, non-discrimination and equal remuneration. Mr Alexander Egorov made a presentation of the Social Protection Floor Recommendation adopted by the International Labour Conference in June 2012.
 
26 June 2012
257th session
Exchange of views with M. Kjaerum, FRA, 26 June 2012The European Committee of Social Rights held an exchange of views  with Mr Morten Kjaerum, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.  (more information)
30 March 2012 Luis Jimena Quesada, President of the European Committee of Social Rights, and Mrs Maria Luisa Cava de Llano, Defensor del Pueblo, SpainMr Luis Jimena Quesada, President of the European Committee of Social Rights held an exchange of views on 30 March 2012, with Mrs Maria Luisa Cava de Llano, Defensor del Pueblo, Spain, at the institution headquarters in Madrid. The exchange concerned possible means of collaboration between this institution and the Committee. Website

2011

October 2011
253rd session
In the framework of the 50th annniversary of the Charter (18 October 2011)
- An annual exchange of views with representatives of the ILO will be held on issues of common interest linked to the implementation of the Charter as well as ILO developments - - An exchange of views will be held with representatives of the Academic Network
 

2010

13 September 2010
245th session
The Secretary General highlights the indivisibility of human rights
Exchange of views with the Secretary General and the European Committee on Social Rights
  Mr. Thorbrn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, participated in a fruitful exchange of views with the members of the European Committee of Social Rights, during which he emphasised the indivisibility of human rights and the complementarity of the European Social Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights. Mr Jagland recognised the importance of increasing awareness of the collective complaints procedure and the Revised European Social Charter, with a view to encouraging further ratification of these instruments by States Partie
 
June 2010
244th session
An exchange of views was held with Ms MAURY-PASQUIER, President of the Parliamentary Assembly Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee  
15 March 2010
242nd session
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) held an exchange of views with the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Mr Vassilios Skouris in the presence of the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Mr Jean-Paul Costa. (more information) 

2009

June 2009
237th session
The Committee will hold an exchange of views with Mr Olivier Guillaume BEER, UNHCR Representative to the European Institutions in Strasbourg.  

2008

1 December 2008
233rd session
40th anniversary ECSR in presence of Ms Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mrs Polonca Koncar, Rgis BrillatAn exchange of views was held with Ms Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in honour of the 40th anniversary of the Committee's first working session. More information